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CBS
Aug 23, 2011 12:00pm PDT
:30 to 8:00. so i work long hours. >> reporter: she is the public relations manager at linkedin so finding time to volunteer wasn't an option until her employer introduced her to spark.com. >> i have gotten to help every kind of organization from the humane society to a meals on wheels to the united way. >> reporter: with the click of a mouse she uses her pr skills to help nonprofits promote events, come up with slogans, pretty much anything they would have to pay to outsource. >> we wanted to find a way to fit volunteerism into nonprecious time into the little moments in our workday that we have available. >> reporter: ben rigby calls it microvolunteerism and it's the reason he founded sparks.com a website where nonprofit groups ask for help and those looking to volunteer offer their skills around their schedules. >> at their dis,employees can volunteer using their skills, using their high expertise, for nonprofits in these 15-minute to an hour chunks of time. >> reporter: and companies like linkedin love the idea. it's among a growing group which includes google and kraft foods that enco
NBC
Aug 22, 2011 6:00pm PDT
its funders, the founder of linkedin. back to you. >>> still to come here at 6:00, keeping neighborhood businesses going in tough times. how the fight over statewide development agencies is playing out in one south bay community. >>> also, school hasn't even started yet, but a lot of students are already feeling the cuts. why california college students are bracing for another round of fees. >>> and seeing art in a whole new light. how one woman is on a mission to bring art to the public. >>> and good evening. i'm chief meteorologist jeff pineary. we'll let you know how far that fog is going to be spreading inland. on the mild side in san jose at 77. we'll tell you about some 90-degree temperatures coming back. >>> we continue to follow our breaking news out of san francisco. the bart protests are once again causing commuting headaches for thousands of people coming in and out of the city. this is video last hour. the last hour and a half, the protests have been happening. the civic center station in san francisco remains shut down. the powell street bart station has just r
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